Dive into holidays in Protaras to explore one of the loveliest resorts in Cyprus. Any tension will drift away as you gaze out at the Mediterranean from the town's Fig Tree Bay and let the locals' warm hospitality wash over you. And once you're feeling happy and relaxed, you can try your hand at one of the many exciting water sports on offer in this friendly destination.
Located on the eastern tip of southern Cyprus, Protaras is just minutes away from party town Ayia Napa. Don't be fooled, though: this resort rocks to an altogether smoother beat, attracting families, couples, and groups who don't need thumping nightclubs but do appreciate some good bars and places to chill out with a few drinks when night falls.
In fact, tourists of all kinds flock to this pretty area, which is dotted with windmills and blessed with glorious beaches. And with plenty of sunshine under which to relax, Protaras holidays are ideal for those looking for a healthy dose of sun, sea and sand - with a warm welcome thrown in.
Water sports are big in Protaras too, though, so be sure to pack your sense of adventure alongside your sunglasses, sun cream and a good holiday read. You can find a range of water sports suitable for enthusiasts of most ages on the beach. But as the crystal-clear waters are gentle close to the beach in Fig Tree Bay and at Pernera Beach, even the littlest members of the family can splash about and have fun in a safe environment.
Protaras is reached via flights into Larnaca International Airport (LCA), which is about four hours by plane from the UK. When you get there, you could opt for self-catering apartments or splash out on an all-inclusive stay - either way you should not be disappointed as accommodation in Protaras is generally of a good standard. Just remember that despite being more expensive, all-inclusive deals can prove a great way to keep a tight hold on the budget while you are away.
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Blissful sunshine kisses the skin of visitors to Protaras during the peak holiday seasons of spring, summer, and autumn. June to September is the hottest and busiest time of the year, with average daytime temperatures hitting 30C. Families with young children may therefore appreciate the cooler temperatures in early spring and late autumn.
Children's Festival in Ayia Napa; June: This annual celebration of young people has been running for 20 years. Little ones can take part in the organised games, have their faces painted, see shows, and enjoy all the fun of the fair.
Larnaca Summer Festival; July: Less than an hour away from Protaras is the cosmopolitan city of Larnaca, which comes to life every July with music, dance and, on the final night, a fireworks display.
Ayia Napa Festival; September: Cypriot traditions take centre stage at this lively annual event. It takes place in Sepheris Square in the neighbouring resort of Ayia Napa.
Best of Protaras holidays for...
Active types: Water sports such as jet skiing and deep sea fishing will get your pulse racing during a trip to Protaras.
Grown-up families: If you can peel the clan away from the pool or the beach, consider a trip to the delightful hilltop chapel of Ayios Elias, which offers splendid views of the area.
Relaxing: The beach is the best place to relax while enjoying Protaras holidays. Find a spot in Fig Tree Bay and slump onto the soft sands (or hire a sun lounger!).